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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Joseph HaydnSymphony no.85 in B flat major, Hob.I:85
~ Interval ~
HK Gruberinto the open …: world premiere
Igor StravinskyPetrushka, 1911


John Storgårds – Conductor
Colin Currie – Percussion

BBC Philharmonic

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Programme Note

Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters, launches a week dominated by the music of Stravinsky. All three of the composer’s great scores for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes are performed this season - bright, folkloric textures gradually giving way to new musical brutality. Haydn’s ‘Paris’ Symphony set the City of Light talking over a century earlier. The second movement of ‘La reine’ (The Queen) shares Stravinsky’s sophisticated approach to folk music, while Viennese maverick HK Gruber’s into the open … echoes the ballet’s vivid scoring with instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic under its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgårds.

Prom 5: Haydn, HK Gruber & Stravinsky

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